Common Reading Experience

Give the Book

To help get the book in the hands of every student, we need your help! After you have read your copy of the book, we encourage you to donate it to a new incoming student by sending it through Campus Mail or bringing it to First- and Second-Year Experience in the Chick Evans Field House room 101.

Feel free to mark your favorite essays and perhaps include an inspiring note for a first-year student as a way of welcoming new students to the University. 

Contact Kelly Smith, Assistant Director, First- and Second-Year Experience, at or (815)753-0028 with any questions.